Endangered or threatened species

The Isaac region is home to a number of endangered or threatened species:

Marine Turtles

Marine turtle species have become endangered due to human activities, pollution, habitat degradation and stresses on hatchlings. Visit GBRMPA Marine Turtles to find out more.


Dugongs are an important ecological species along the Isaac coastline, primarily feeding on sea grass. The greatest threat to dugong populations is the degradation of the natural environment and sea grass beds by human impacts. Visit GBRMPA Dugons to find out more.

Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

Clearing of native vegetation, competition for resources with introduced pest and stock species and habitat degradation have reduced populations.

Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat

Population sizes, threat of disease, extreme natural weather and fire/flood events and predation from pest species have lead to limited numbers of Northern Hairy-Nosed wombats present with Queensland.

For more information contact our Natural Resource Officer at 1300 472 227.